Serious Eats: Recipes
Cook the Book: Sri Lankan Beef Smore
Sri Lanka is a country with a cuisine with all sorts of European colonial influences. This Sri Lankan Beef Smore from At Home with Madhur Jaffrey plays up it's multi-cultural roots by combining pot roast and red wine vinegar (European for sure) with Sri Lankan spices and coconut milk.
Together, this East meets West pot roast is a mess of big, beautiful flavors—warmth from the spices, a slightly tart element due to the vinegar, and a richness from the beefy cooking juices combined with the coconut milk.
Since this is a dish with such a diverse background as well as one with lots of soppable juices, Jaffrey says that it would be equally at home served over Sri Lankan rice noodles or rice or a pile of fluffy mashed potatoes.
As always with our Cook the Book feature, we have five (5) copies of At Home with Madhur Jaffrey to give away this week.